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Attention: The campground received minimal damage from the Rim Fire in late 2013. We expect to be open 4/25/14 on a first come basis. Reservations will be available for Memorial Day weekend, starting 5/23/14.

PINES GROUP STANISLAUS, CA

part ofStanislaus National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: PINES GROUP STANISLAUS
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 24 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Pines Group Campground attracts large families and groups friends with its convenient location, just 15 miles from the Yosemite National Park boundary in northern California. It is an ideal base camp for visitors to explore not only Yosemite, but also the fantastic wilderness areas within Stanislaus National Forest, including Carson-Iceberg, Emigrant and Mokelumne Wildernesses.

Natural Features:

The tranquil campground sits at an elevation of 3,200 feet, in a mixed conifer forest with ample shade at each campsite. The Tuolumne River is nearby, which flows for 150 mies from the central Sierra Nevada to the San Joaquin River.

Recreation:

Hike the Little Golden Forest Trail, a half-mile interpretive loop with the option for a longer two-mile loop. A short drive takes visitors to the Tuolumne River for wading and fishing.

Winter sports are very popular in the area as well. Dodge Ridge, Bear Valley and Badger Pass Ski Areas offer a variety of winter activities.

Facilities:

The tent-only group site is open year-round and can accommodate up to 50 people. In winter, camping is free but water and toilet paper are not provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Take a scenic drive through Yosemite National Park to view its legendary waterfalls and scenery.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Peak Season)
  • Fire Rings
  • Hiking
  • Paved Roads
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from the area after eating
  • No electric hookups at this facility
  • This campground has first-come, first-served single-family campsites
  • A fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • Facility is not suitable for RVs or trailers
  • Click here for more information on Stanislaus National Forest


Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of invasive insects and disease. Click here for more information.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.81667, -120.08333
37°49'0"N, 120°5'0"W

From Groveland, drive 9 miles east on State Highway 120, just past the Groveland Ranger Station on Smith Park Road. Look for signs to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PINES GROUP STANISLAUS
GROVELAND RANGER STN HWY 120
GROVELAND CA 95321

Phone Number:

Information: (209)379-2258
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